Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship

Carey offers its clients a wide range of services addressing issues that arise throughout the life of a franchise, license and / or distribution relationship. This type of agreements are not regulated by a specific statute in Chile, but by general civil and commercial law. For this reason, Carey’s abundant legal and practical experience in the drafting, negotiation, and implementation of franchise, license and distribution agreements in Chile is highly valued by its clients to face the different challenges that may arise in this kind of transactions. Carey has a multidisciplinary team with attorneys from the intellectual property; data protection, consumer law, customs, tax, antitrust, litigation, and corporate groups to provide its clients with an expert, deep and creative opinion to carry out their activities in a safe and commercially successful manner.

The firm assists and guides clients during the whole cycle of the business, from the initial study and negotiation with potential counterparts; registration processes and regulatory restrictions that may be applicable; review and drafting of agreements; the monitoring of license, franchise and / or distribution operations, its renewal or termination; civil or criminal litigation matters related to fraud, breaches of contracts and unfair competition. Moreover, the team has a detailed knowledge of the applicable regulation of a wide array of products and services, including customs and commercialization limitations.

The firm has represented and advised major multinational franchisors, manufacturers, and distribution companies, including companies in the fast food, retail, technology, and pharmaceutical industries.

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